What is a psychological test?
Psychological testing is also known as a psychological evaluation or assessment. In simple terms, it's a way to find out about a person and their emotions, behavior, personality and capabilities. Psychological testing differs depending on a person's individual needs. A variety of methods are used, and those methods can include a mix of written questions, diagnostic interviews with Dr. Kathleen McHugh, the doctor's clinical observations and impressions, and a review of medical and other records. An evaluation may also include interviews with others, such as family members, and/or observations outside the office setting.
Psychological testing is nearly always performed by a licensed psychologist, which is the only profession that is expertly trained to perform and interpret psychological tests. The testing instruments Dr. McHugh uses are the most accurate, useful and widely accepted within the field of psychology. After testing is complete, Dr. McHugh can generate a full, written report and schedule a session to discuss the results and her recommendations. She performs psychological testing on children (age 7 and up), adolescents, and adults.